We just got back to school and I’m already planning my door décor for the year. My “Welcome Back to School” themed door is hung now and next up is one of my favorites: Halloween. This year I’m going with a witch’s themed cauldron and the message “What’s Brewing” in Ms. Pennywise’s room? Lots of learning and fun, that’s what! And you already know I did all my shopping at Dollar Tree for this look. Here’s what I did:
“What’s Brewing” Supplies:
- Roll of Brown Mailing Paper
- Black Poster Board
- Green Deco Mesh
- Orange, Yellow, Green, Purple, and Brown Construction Paper
- Double-Sided Tape
- Masking Tape
- Black Marker
How to Conjure Up This Look:
- Cut your brown mailing paper to size and use the masking tape to cover the front surface of your door.
- Cut out the section around your door knob, because you’ll need that. 🙂
- Use scissors to cut out a cauldron pot shape from your black poster board and use tape to secure it to the bottom of your covered door.
- Cut wedges, triangles, and organic flame shapes from the orange and yellow paper and use tape to secure it to the bottom of your cauldron.
- Cut two or three rectangular “log” shapes from your brown paper and use a black marker to make it look like wood. Use tape to secure them to the bottom of the flames.
- Cut and use double sided tape to arrange the green deco mesh at the top of the cauldron as the “froth” from the witch’s brew.
- Cut small 4-inch circles from green paper as the bubbles bubbling out of the cauldron. Use your black marker to write each student’s name in a bubble. Use tape to secure them to the covered door.
- Cut a large 12-inch circle of yellow paper and use tape to secure it to the top corner of the covered door as the spooky “moon.”
- Cut a few bat shapes from the black paper and tape them to surround the spooky moon.
- Cut out a clever title using your purple construction paper and tape it at the top of the door to welcome the class.
- Watch your students enjoy finding their name in a bubble of potion!
Want some additional door decorating ideas? Check out our “Decorate Your Door for the Holidays” blog post!